A wonderful double sided smalt trade sign for D.M. Woodward, Doctor of Chiropractic. The gilded letters and the black smalt background are virtually intact and vibrant. The frame is original, and measures 28 3/4 inches by 14 inches by 2 inches deep. There is a small sliver out of the frame at one upper edge, and a small gap in the frame at the corner. Aside from these very minor flaws, the piece is in excellent condition.
This was a 19th century trade sign for a livery. The zinc composition horse head is highly detailed and very dimensional. Along with having a very life like bone structure, he has a kind eye and a wonderful docile expression. Coldpainted in a muted gold finish. In excellent condition for his very old age (minor crack on nose). Measuring an impressive 24” long x 12” wide X 20” deep. What a great piece to have hanging in your place of business or over the fireplace. The next best thing to ta...
Folk Art Portrait by American Artist, attributed to Sheldon Peck (1797-1868). This Portrait was purchased at a North Carolina auction from the Larew Collection. The 19th century oil on canvas portrait of a gentleman was said to be Thomas Johnston from Concord, NC (Sept. 1850). It was marked on the original canvas (relined) bought in Davie County. It is mounted in a mahogany veneer frame with yellow pine backing. Canvas 29" 24" and the Frame is 38" x 33". The portrait was restored in 1973 by Hen...
A superb quality Qajar Iranian pen case with polychrome paint papier-mache and gilding under a lacquered varnish. The top panel with depiction of a gathering around orthodox priests, the sides with scenes from the "Sheykh San'an and the Christian maid" story. Inscribed with eight verses in tarji-band of Hatef Esfahani and Farid al-Din'Attar from the story of Sheykh San'an. The sliding tray painted with portrait medallions and flowers. Signed: raquam-e Ja'Far-e Najaf'Ali (son of the famous lacque...
A heavy, wide 14k gold band with rhombus cut lapis lazuli stone. The ring is signed but the mark is indistinct (possibly a " C" or "u" with a dot).
One edge of the lapis is slightly rough and the band shows faint scratches. The stone measures 1/2" x 3/8" ,the height of the band is 3/4" (to its tip) and weighs 10.8 gr. Size 6.
The Unframed Size: 18"W x 28 1/2" H,
Image Size: 15" W x 26 1/2" H
Artist: Jovan Obican (1918-1986)
The subject of Painting : Violinist
Medium: Acrylic painting on hard art paper.
The condition of Painting Excellent.
Signed: Lower left, Obican, with face which is his trade mark.
The dating of this painting around 1980's.
This is beautiful Original Acrylic Painting by Jovan Obican.
I have purchased this painting in 1991, 28 years ago at his family ex...
$125.00or discount for quantity
Honore Daumier, French, 1808-1879. These Lithographs were printed in the French Newspaper in the 19th C. Thus there is newsprint on the back. They are signed in the plate and are about 9" by 12".
A fine Chinese trade miniature portrait, painted in oil colors on a rectangular ivory plaque. Depicting a traditionally dressed young Chinese Lady, the jewelry highlighted with gold and white drops. Framed in a 19th century daguerreotype case. Condition: a tiny color loss, not originally framed. Dimension: case: c. 11.8 cm x 9.4 cm.
Signed studio original hand hammered brass bold kinetic ethnographic like pendant necklace sculpture with four major segments which include an added bold carved carnelian ear of corn dangle.
Looks equally well in a shadow box on your wall, window hanging art piece or around your neck. It was wrought in a USA studio in the in the Mid Century Modernist or Arts and Crafts tradition by this self directed metalart maker and signed Mimi Dee - Handmade.
*Bold north to south: 8" X 3...
A rare 18th/19th Century carved agate snuff bottle with, possibly later, silver and rose quartz stopper. On the stopper is inscribed the Shanghai silversmiths "Wen Yuan" who are recorded as having traded from the Jiaqing (1796-1820) reign through until the Republic period (1912- 1949). Condition - excellent - there is a shallow chip on top, next to the mouth (please view enlargement 11) no further damages and no restoration. 5cm (2inches) high; 4.8cm (1.9 inches) wide.
This is a 10-1/2" x 8-1/2" ball-footed swing-handle serving basket fully hallmarked for Sheffield, England 1895-6. Made by James Dixon & Sons, this basket has ornate repousse decoration in the bowl as well as attractive design to the ornate handle. It has a presentation inscription in the centre, as it was presented as a gift in September 1896, and it weighs an impressive 595 grams. Besides the hallmarks, it is also stamped 1618P and B3916, at least one of which refers to the design. This ite...
A Georg Jensen sterling silver double tulip pin and earrings set in a red Georg Jensen New York box. The brooch measures 1-3/4 x 1-3/8" and has a safety catch and it matches the 7/8" x 5/8" clip-on earrings. The red box with the white satin and black velvet interior has the stamp for the Georg Jensen shop at 667 Fifth Avenue New York, and the brooch has the Jensen mark along with STERLING DENMARK 100 C (the pattern mark) and the earrings have just the 100 after the Jensen Denmark and sterling m...
A Victorian 15k diamond hair brooch circa 1870. This great example of Victorian period sentimental or mourning hair jewellery is in 15k yellow gold with a centrally set genuine 12 pt. rose cut diamond and a compartment on the back containing a curl of blonde hair with a silk cord. The brooch is unmarked but tested and is guaranteed to be gold, and the diamond has been checked with a gemologist. The hair compartment on this 1-7/8" x 1-1/8" pin has the original bevelled glass, and this pin weigh...
Rare Chinese Western Zhou Dynasty Bronze Chariot Bell
This rare and interesting bronze bell was made during the Western Zhou Dynasty (c. 1100 - 771 BC). It would have originally been fitted to a horse-drawn chariot, ringing constantly as the chariot went along. It still has its bronze ball inside the bell section so shaking it will make the same sound that was heard some 3,000 years ago! The surface has corroded due to long burial and there are extensive malachite deposits.
Height 13 cm ...
a superb set of armour ,exhibited in chateau des ducs in Nantes ,for "1000 ans d art Samourai " and published in the catalogue Namban do gusoku armor
Edo period (late 17th to early 18th em)
Kabuto (helmet) koboshi type with 52 blades
Signed Joshu Ju Saotome Iyenari
Saotome workshop active since the very beginning of the Edo period (around 1600)
Nice example of the production of this blacksmith
Great quality of construction and finish.
Menpo (1/2 mask) ryubu type
20084640 A Paye and Baker sterling silver souvenir spoon with “Indian Scout” depicted on front and back of the handle. The embossed bowl shows the “T & P Station” in Fort Worth, TX. The Texas and Pacific railroad station depicted opened December 16, 1889 and served Fort Worth until it was replaced in 1931. The handle is marked with the P & B logo and “Sterling.”
Famous the Jianyao bowl was produced to aim the real black one, however various types was born because of the change of kiln condition, for example higher temperature or air inflow etc.
These small bowls were used for the sake of examination of water at the tea ceremony called "Tocha/Japanese, Gedou cha/Chinese" .
This collection consists of 6 various original Jinayao bowls, "Yohen/窯変天目" ,"Yuteki/油滴天目","Wusan/烏盞","Nogime/兎毫盞","Haikaburi/灰被天目","Kaki/柿天目
This is a pair of equestrian riders from early Tang Dynasty (618 AD to 906 AD) with original orange polychrome. Riders are detachable from the horse.
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